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Banbury F1 driver still critical

A Formula One car test driver from the Marussia-Cosworth team, who are based in Banbury in Oxfordshire, has suffered serious injuries after crashing during testing .

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Banbury-based test driver suffers 'life-threatening injuries'

Maria de Villota, a test driver for the Marussia F1 team, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after her car collided with a lorry at Duxford Airfield this morning.

A woman has sustained life threatening injuries and following treatment at the scene by paramedics, she has been taken to Addenbrookes Hospital for further care.

– Gary Sanderson, East of England Ambulance Service

The accident is said to have happened at low speed after Villota pulled off the track following a lap during which she reached speeds of about 200mph.

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